Family Science Night

Author: Shelley Connell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317922190
Size: 20.61 MB
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At last! A practical, readable guide for teachers, school leaders, and parent/teacher associations that shows how to plan fun, hands-on science nights! Get easy-to-implement, content-rich tips and ideas that will cultivate positive attitudes toward science! Learn how to involve and actively engage families in their children's science education. Divided into two sections, this highly organized book provides the essential strategies needed to run a successful, fun, cost-effective Family Science Night—from beginning to end. Getting Started: a step-by-step guide to organizing the event. Action Toolkit: ideas and instructions for a variety of hands-on activities for students to do with their families. You get a wealth of resources, including an organizer's checklist for each station, sources for supplies you'll need, reproducible "Family Fun Cards" to guide families at each station, setup instructions, and several stations that include take-home crafts families can work on together!

Science Night Family Fun From A To Z

Author: Mickey Sarquis
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781883822217
Size: 31.30 MB
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Help your students discover the excitement of scientific exploration for themselves with this collection of 26 hands-on lessons.

Family Engineering

Author: Mia Jackson
Publisher: Foundation for Family Science and Engineering
ISBN: 9780615493664
Size: 41.36 MB
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"Family engineering : an activity & event planning guide is full of fun, hands-on activities and event planning resources to actively engage parents and children in exploring the exciting world of engineering together..."--

The Geek Dad S Guide To Weekend Fun

Author: Ken Denmead
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101528605
Size: 34.50 MB
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The wildly popular DIY dad follows up his instant New York Times bestseller with a fresh batch of geeky weekend science projects for the whole family to enjoy. Ken Denmead struck a chord with parents and kids across America with his GeekDad blog on Wired.com, which receives more than one million page views per month. His debut book, Geek Dad, was on bestseller lists and in its seventh printing just two months after hitting store shelves. With The Geek Dad's Guide to Weekend Fun, he keeps the nerdtastic novelties coming, with projects that teach readers how to: •Build homemade robots from scratch •Write and direct simple stop-motion movies •Hack into mechanical toys to add cool electronic twists, and more United by the premise that to really understand science and how something works you must design and build it yourself or remake it better, Geek Parents everywhere will celebrate this latest installment of weekend workshop wonders. Watch a Video

Camp Out

Author: Lynn Brunelle
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761141228
Size: 68.23 MB
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Provides information and advice on camping gear, setting up camp, food, useful wilderness skills, weather, exploring nature, crafts, games, and other topics for a safe, environmentally sound, and entertaining camping experience.

Astronomy Lab For Kids

Author: Michelle Nichols
Publisher:
ISBN: 1631591347
Size: 25.59 MB
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Introduce your children to the wonders of the galaxy in a fun, hands on way! It can be hard to explain and understand what lies beyond what you see in the beauitiful night sky. Astronomy Lab for Kids teaches children the basics of outerspace in 52 lessons that can be done with everyday items from around your house. Mini astronomers will learn about things such as the size and scale of planets using sandwich cookies and tennis balls, how to measure the speed of light with a flat candy bar and a microwave, how to make a simple telecope with magnifying glasses, and so much more! Children of all ages and experience levels can be guided by adults and will enjoy these engaging exercises.

Empowering Families

Author: Judy Bradbury
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317622545
Size: 55.40 MB
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The home–school connection is important to student literacy achievement. However, it can be time-consuming to develop and implement programming that keeps families engaged and involved. Empowering Families makes it easier to accomplish these goals! Chock-full of step-by-step plans for arranging a variety of parent/caregiver meetings and literacy booster events, the book enables educators to get families involved in their children’s learning in ways that are fun and non-intimidating. By hosting these events at your school, you’ll be empowering families to... read aloud to their children at home; minimize the summer slide; encourage male involvement in literacy; help their children avoid homework hassles; and much, much more! Bonus: The book includes ready-to-use handouts for your events, such as announcement sheets, follow-up evaluations, and tipsheets that describe ways parents can reinforce literacy at home. These handouts are photocopiable and the tipsheets are also available for easy download from our website at www.routledge.com/9781138803114. Spanish versions of the tipsheets are available on our website as well.

Financial Peace Junior

Author: Dave Ramsey
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781937077853
Size: 19.13 MB
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Financial Peace Junior is designed to help you teach your kids about money. It's packed with tools, resources and step-by-step instructions for parents. What can be intimidating is made ultra-easy. There are ideas for activities and age-appropriate chores, and you'll have all the tools you need to make learning about money a part of your daily life. Your kids will love the exciting games and toys. The lessons of working, giving, saving and spending are brought to life through fun stories in the activity book, and kids will love tracking their progress on the dry-erase boards! Financial Peace Junior doesn't just give you the tools to teach your kids to win with money--it shows you how.

Teaching Ells To Read

Author: Paul Boyd-Batstone
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131770200X
Size: 22.97 MB
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In this essential book from ELL-expert Paul Boyd-Batstone, you’ll find out how to teach reading while keeping in mind the unique needs of English language learners. You’ll learn best practices and differentiated strategies for each domain of the Common Core Foundational Reading Skills, including print concepts, phonological awareness, phonics and word recognition, and fluency. Topics covered include: Ideas for using contextual support to help ELLs climb the staircase of complexity; How to teach print concepts, such as noting word separation and using punctuation; Strategies for teaching phonological awareness, including distinguishing vowel sounds and blending sounds; Ways to teach phonics and word recognition using informational and literary texts; and Exemplary ideas for teaching fluency, such as through poetry, drama, and digital media. The book is filled with ready-to-use activities and complete lesson plans that address selected CCSS performance tasks at each grade level. These lesson plans demonstrate how to differentiate instruction based on your ELLs’ reading level. The book also includes performance-level descriptors, rubrics, and templates, available for free download from our website at http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138017696.

Experimenting With Babies

Author: Shaun Gallagher
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101599693
Size: 66.30 MB
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Babies can be a joy—and hard work. Now, they can also be a 50-in-1 science project kit! This fascinating and hands-on guide shows you how to re-create landmark scientific studies on cognitive, motor, language, and behavioral development—using your own bundle of joy as the research subject. Simple, engaging, and fun for both baby and parent, each project sheds light on how your baby is acquiring new skills—everything from recognizing faces, voices, and shapes to understanding new words, learning to walk, and even distinguishing between right and wrong. Whether your little research subject is a newborn, a few months old, or a toddler, these simple, surprising projects will help you see the world through your baby’s eyes—and discover ways to strengthen newly acquired skills during your everyday interactions.